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I would like to hear about your experiances with learning languages, that are quite similar, like Portuguese and Spanish. Do you find it easy, to pick it up and learn the differences at the same time or do you think, it is easier to learn those with a couple of months or years of distance between them?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/oowowaee

I think it depends on the person, I have heard some people say it makes it easier, some (like me!) it makes it harder.

I absolutely could not start learning both Spanish and French together at the same time. I took French in highschool, and when I started learning Spanish I would say "oui" and "mais" all the time. However, now that I have somewhat of a grasp on Spanish (after the 3rd lock) I have begun reintroducing French and have found it's not much of a problem - if anything, it's true knowing Spanish grammar and expressions has helped me learn French (tu as raison/tengo razón).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pratica

Don't do it. You will confuse words and what not. There's a reason I don't do Spanish anymore.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tomigaoka

Agree. If you are serious and really want to learn, focus only on one language & choose the one that you will surely use the most.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tomk123

I known some Spanish and no Portuguese, but I guess, like French and English, they would have "faux amis". This, I think, might create some confusion.

4 years ago